More scandal over financial irregularities in London firms

June 14, 2011 Last month, it was discovered that the former Hogan Lovells partner Christopher Grierson had embezzled a total of £1m in false expenses over a four year period.

Now two other London lawyers are under investigation for financial irregularities. Former Ince & Co partner Andrew Iyer is being investigated in connection a £3m fraud involving clients' money, and exAddleshaw Goddard partner Mark Gilbert is alleged to have made false expenses claims.

And there are more investigations in the works. Frank Maher of professional regulation law firm Legal Risk says that a further three City lawyers are being investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) – with one of the cases involving "one of the biggest law firms in the country, millions of pounds and a truly unbelievable set of facts".


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